This page presents the geographical name data for Werner Peak in Antarctica, as supplied by the US military intelligence in electronic format, including the geographic coordinates and place name in various forms, latin, roman and native characters, and its location in its respective country's administrative division.
Feature Name (see definition): Werner Peak
Feature Class (see definition): Summit
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 16426
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
68° 43' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
065° 14' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -68.7166667
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -65.2333333
Elevation (see definition): 1550
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1962
Description (see definition): The highest (1,550 m) and most conspicuous peak on the SE side of Mercator Ice Piedmont. The peak rises just E of the N end of Norwood Scarp. A steep rock ridge on its N side is easily recognizable from any point on the ice piedmont. Photographed from the air by the U.S. Antarctic Service (USAS) on Sept. 28, 1940. Surveyed by Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) in 1958. Named by UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) after Johannes Werner (1468-1528), German astronomer and mathematician who probably first (1514) suggested the method of lunar distances for determining longitude.
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